Inner West Line

Flemington station looking east, 18 November 2017.

Year Opened:

Sydney–Parramatta (now Granville) 1855

 

Stations:

Central, Redfern, Macdonaldtown, Newtown, Stanmore, Petersham, Lewisham, Summer Hill, Ashfield, Croydon, Burwood, Strathfield, Homebush, Flemington, Lidcombe, Auburn, Clyde, Granville, Harris Park, Parramatta

 

Typical Journey Time:

27 minutes (Central–Homebush); 32 minutes semi-express, 45 minutes all stations (Central–Parramatta)

 

Typical Peak Frequency:

15 minutes (Parramatta)

 

Typical Off-peak Frequency:

15 minutes (Homebush); 30 minutes (Parramatta)

 

Typical Weekend Frequency:

15 minutes (Homebush); 30 minutes (Parramatta)

The Inner West line runs from the city to Parramatta, with some trains terminating at Homebush and some extending to Parramatta. Most weekday services stop at all stations, while weekend services alternate between all stations trains terminating at Homebush and semi-express trains terminating at Parramatta. There are ten above ground tracks between Central and Redfern, six tracks between Redfern and Homebush, and four tracks between Homebush and Parramatta. Through the Central Business District services operate along the City Circle line. Between Redfern and Homebush trains on the Inner West line travel on the southernmost tracks (referred to as the Local lines), which have platforms at all stations. Services on other lines use the middle lines (referred to as the Suburban lines) and the northernmost lines (referred to as the Main lines), which do not have platforms at all stations. The Inner West line is combined in timetables with the South line via Granville and Leppington lines.